Having a Field Day, 2012 – decisions, decisions

It’s time once again for that wonderful ham radio gathering known as Field Day, which takes place from 8:00 a.m. June 23, 2012 to 8:00 a.m. June 24. Hams from all over the U.S. and other countries will gather on the airwaves to try to make as many contacts with each other as possible. Although there are likely going to be numerous places from which hams will be operating, for hams on Oahu looking for lots of hams to meet and lots of activity, they’ll have some choices to make.

At the invitation of the University of Hawaii, the Emergency Amateur Radio Club will be holding its Field Day activities on the Bachman Hall lawn at UH-Manoa. (Yes, that does mean that visitors to the university and people passing by into Manoa will likely be treated to the sight of tall HF antennas…and what says ham radio more than big antennas?)

For those who prefer a day at the beach, the Koolau Amateur Radio Club will be holding their annual Field Day celebration, as they’ve done in past years, at Kualoa Regional Park on the windward side.

Both events will be open to the public and hams will be available to answer questions. Both clubs will also need people willing to camp out on Friday, June 22, to help setup antennas. Check each club’s website for more information.

For an idea of what happens on Field Day, check out my YouTube video from last year’s combined EARC/KARC Field Day.

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One Response to Having a Field Day, 2012 – decisions, decisions

  1. Chuck Malefyt says:

    A general comment Kieth…thanks for putting this site together. Lots of good stuff. I’ve not been an active Ham in many years but am working in getting back on the air. My call is KH7DZ. Oh, sorry I missed Field Day. The UH is two blocks from where we live. Unfortunately I was working off island that day. I will be back to read some more of your entries. Chuck

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